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Toxicity

System of a Down Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (773 customer reviews)
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13. Psycho
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System of a Down's sophomore effort is a musically and lyrically ambitious 14-song collection that's even more left-of-center and powerful than their 1998 self-titled debut. Here the Los Angeles-bred foursome tackle everything from government ("Prison Song") to cocaine-crazed groupies ("Psycho") in a more pointed and aggressive manner than Rage Against the Machine. Serj Tankian's hardcore vocals and occasional Middle Eastern flourishes ("Science") contribute to the unique, ultra-intense, and quirky qualities of System circa 2001. Unexpected time changes and death-metal-like intensity give way to mellower moments, all of which make for demanding but irresistible listening. Toxicity is a masterful, unusual, and forceful opus. This release includes a bonus CD-ROM that includes behind-the-scenes footage, band commentary, and concert clips. --Katherine Turman

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System Of A Down ~ Toxicity

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4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Nov. 28 2012
By Langer
Format:Audio CD
Hard rocking album shows how much promise this band has. Smokin' bass=lines, crazy harmony, very distinctive vocals, these guys have it all
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT, GREAT GREAT! July 10 2003
Format:Audio CD
I loved this CD from day one and listened to it for hours daily for about 6 months. Every song is worth listening to, and there is a great variety. System's lyrics are smart and political, far from Nü Metal. THIS IS NOT Nü METAL! Following are song-by-song reviews. Every song is a minute or two too short for my taste, but it's great.
1."Prison Song": Great song, but it gets old fast. 3/5
2."Needles": I didn't like this at first, but now it's one of my favorites. 5/5
3."Deer Dance": Excellent anti-violence song. 5/5
4."Jet Pilot": Humorous, I don't know if it was meant to be. 4/5
5."X": VERY short, but that may be a good thing. 3/5
6."Chop Suey!": Fun and fast. 5/5
7."Bounce": Ballad of Serj taking a pogo stick along on his date. 4/5
8."Forest": A great song, simple as that. 5/5
9."Atwa": See above. 5/5
10."Science" the chorus gets a bit tiring, but still great. 4/5
11."Shimmy" Ahhh yes, the greatest on the album. 5/5
12."Toxicity": Great, Great, Great, Great! 5/5
13:"Psycho": This is slow-paced and I wish there were more like it. 5/5
14:"Aerials": Most albums have this, the last track that's different from all the other ones by far, and usually grows on you the most. 4/5
One of the "Must-Haves"
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5.0 out of 5 stars System scores big with "Toxicity" March 15 2002
Format:Audio CD
I'm no industry analyst, and I'm certainly not one to fall in love with just any mainstream metal that I hear on the airwaves. However, the first time I heard "Chop Suey!" on Chicago's Q101, I got curious, thinking, "Wait a minute here... this isn't 'Sugar,' nor is it 'Spiders' (FYI: both singles from SOAD's first release).. it's better!" This album is a far more matured and refined effort, and it's apparent to anyone that heard the first album that SOAD definately had not run out of creative energy, and even more apparent that they avoided the dreaded "sophomore jinx" by a longshot! Serj's vocals are once again the most uncanny you've ever heard, as he hits every type of mood in the Rock/Metal spectrum, sometimes all in one song! (See "Toxicity", "ATWA", and yes, if you really listen, "Chop Suey!") SOAD hits on the ever so popular and controversial topic of cocaine-addict groupie hoes in "Psycho," and the government drug conspiracies in "Prison Song." "Shimmy" strikes as a kooky, not-so-well mannered imitation of 1/2 of System's first release. All things considered, this album is definately the same System that caught our attention in 1998. The only difference from this release and their self-titled release can only be summed up like this: they're worlds apart, yet 100% System.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Toxicity (late review) Dec 22 2007
By ...
Format:Audio CD
SOAD have really improved from their last outing, fans argue wether Mesmerize/Toxicity is the highlight of their career, I say they're equal. Now for the review:

The album is finely tuned in comparison to the original (which was straight-up nu-metal) this can be comfirmed as an alt. rock cd. While there still might be a few typical half-baked moments i.e. Chop Suey! (orignally named Suicide) it is still a great listen, and informative of what was going on with America in the early 2000's.

5/5
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5.0 out of 5 stars a deer dance for this album July 21 2006
By kirk
Format:Audio CD
OMG! this album rocks hardcore! i culdnt belive how good it was when i first heard it. my personal fav song on this album is forrest. great heavy guitar work on it! but all the other songs are relly good 2! buy this album qucik for ne system of a down fans that dont have it! this is s.o.a.ds best album yet! daron malakian pulled of more great guitar work!. but this album well make it relly far its soooo good and 1 of my favourite albums. almost every1body will love this album! if if u hate all there old stuff n like new stuff. this blows there other albums away!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another must-have March 9 2006
By Tre
Format:Audio CD
To have any level of credibility as a 'music critic' you need not only an ear, but enough upstairs to properly analyze what the ear absorbs.
System of a Down is obviously not yet a "classic" band that is on the tip of everyone's tongue. However, they do warrant enough respect to be listed on many expert's "must own" lists ('Toxicity'). Lists that include the likes of Zep and Hendrix.
Artists of this caliber are only lumped into categories and compared to other artists to appease the consumer. This isn't to say that there aren't far more influential bands out there, but 'Toxicity' in certainly an album that should be in everyone's collection. Not only for the band's song-writing merit, but out of appreciation for System of a Down's effort towards originality in the music industry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What's with the rascist people? March 1 2006
By method
Format:Audio CD
First of all SOAD rules. Mesmerize/Hypnotise are their more mellow works but in my opinion the best. Toxicity had me hooked the first time I listened to it. I don't claim to be an audiophile or expert but I know when I like what I'm listning to.
If you read some of the other reviews you'll notice a few by someone named KarlMarxEmilioZapata. This guy has some issues as do many of the people giving bad reviews. Probably 8/10 bad reviews involve some kind of rascist comments or anti religious comments. Don't let these comments sway you from experiencing some great music. I don't care if what I'm listning to is 'groundbreaking' or 'Revolutionary', If it sounds good to me then I'm happy.
When its all said and done, If you like it, buy. Its easy as that. I'm pretty sure some guy calling SOAD turkish basterds (they're from Armenia by the way) isn't giving you an accurate review. Great music, great band, great buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the toxicity of this album rules
this is an amazing song the riffs and lyrics are wicked at first i hated system of a down but my friend made me listin 2 mezmerize after that i really liked s.o.a. Read more
Published on Dec 27 2005 by chimaira
5.0 out of 5 stars ROCKED ARSE!!!
(Although I realize my review is like way late.)Ok here it is plain and straight. My review may be harsh, or brash, but I just put things as I see, or feel them. Read more
Published on Dec 23 2005 by Synnthetikx666@yahoo.com
5.0 out of 5 stars ROCKED ARSE!!!
(Although I realize my review is like way late.)Ok here it is plain and straight. My review may be harsh, or brash, but I just put things as I see, or feel them. Read more
Published on Dec 23 2005 by Synnthetikx666@yahoo.com
5.0 out of 5 stars TRULY AMAZING!
This CD is the best I've heard by SOAD and possibly the best I've heard. As soon as I listened to each and every song I fell in love. Amazing vocals, music and lyrics. Read more
Published on Aug. 20 2005 by Kat
5.0 out of 5 stars system of a down- toxicity
very hardcore cd this is total head banging pump up music everyone i know loves this cd and can't wait for there follow up to steal this album all songs on this cd rule and are... Read more
Published on March 9 2005
1.0 out of 5 stars corgancobainmalakian is a dipsh*t!!
corgancobrainmalakian, you make me want to vomit!! Zach De La Rocha is a much better singer than Serj Turkian (he's a stupid Turk) will ever be!! Read more
Published on July 18 2004 by KarlMarxEmilioZapata
2.0 out of 5 stars SOAD ROCKS THE ALL TIME MAX DUDE!!!
The System has been my favorite band since I first heard their music, Toxicity is the best of all 3 albums I love the songs Toxicity and Chop suey If you are a true rock fan you... Read more
Published on July 17 2004 by David Lew Cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars KarlMarxEmilioZapata is a retard!
Karl Marx you (...), how dare you slag off the legends that are System of a Down? And you say they rip off RATM? Read more
Published on July 15 2004 by Simon
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